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    In this engineering/design activity, learners make a kite, fly it, and then work to improve the design. Learners explore how their kite design variations affect flight. Learners can test their kite...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this indoor and/or outdoor activity, learners make an anemometer (an instrument to measure wind speed) out of a protractor, a ping pong ball and a length of thread or fishing line. This is a...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    As a group, learners consider sources of water pollution to understand where pollution starts and where it ends up. Also explored are the natural and human-made options for cleaning up our water...

    Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this sunny day experiment, learners measure and compare how quickly light and dark colored materials absorb heat. An extension included in this activity guide suggests learners next design and...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners play a game to simulate the food chain. Learners take on the role of a plant or animal and use yarn to "connect" to something in the wild that represents a...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this three-part activity, learners play a game and conduct two simple experiments to explore water and surface tension. Learners will have fun discovering how water "sticks" together....

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about electricity, learners build and test a paper clip switch to turn on a light bulb. This activity introduces learners to open and closed switches and how electricity flows...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about electricity, learners identify closed and open circuits. First, learners examine and label diagrams of open and closed circuits. Then, learners build each of the circuits...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners work in teams to construct and test fly drinking straw rockets. Learners explore how changing the rockets' fins affect flight distance. Learners also practice...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity about water solubility and density, learners use critical thinking skills to determine why water can dissolve some things and not others. In this two part activity, learners also...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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